In memory and honor of Bonz

This is the story of Bonz, as told by his guardian and pack leader:

Bonz has a wonderful story. He was used as a bait or fighting dog and then thrown out of a car a complete wreck. He was brought in with maggots in many wounds including his right eye. He was brought in to be put down but didn’t have enough blood pressure for the shot. They then attempted a heart stick and it too failed. The vet then said there is something about this dog. He loaded him up with antibiotics and made him as comfortable as possible and said he would treat him if he made it through the night. Due to his low blood pressure he wasn’t able to suture all his wounds until weeks later. On the operating table he lost his heart beat and blood pressure but was able to bring him back. Even after that he is the most gentle of dogs especially with puppies and kids. My best buddy! 

[Bonz passed on this March.]

Thank you Bonz for teaching me so much,
for showing me how to persevere,
Thank you for showing me never to give up no matter the odds against me,
for making me smile in the face of them,
Thank you Bonz for giving me perspective on what is important,
for living and loving in the now,
Thank you for wanting to be with us
for we surely loved being with you,
Thank you Bonz, you were such a wonderful gift to us. 

Bonz passed away suddenly almost three weeks ago. It is very hard to post this shot of him in the snow. We were at one of his favorite places, the cabin that he helped redo a few weeks before he left us. 

He beat so many odds in life that I sometimes got the false sense of his indestructibility. He was a dog that didn’t wow anyone with his athletic ability. He only knew one trick and that was the ability to tie me around his paw. I have far fewer pictures of him than any of our other dogs yet he was by far a more constant companion.

I often try to explain to people what an extraordinary bond that a person can have with an animal. But, unless you have had the experience it is almost impossible.

He touched everybody that came into contact with him and he will be so greatly missed. 


Thank you, Chris Snyder for your beautiful eye and heart and for sharing this Beautiful Pit Bull with all of us.


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5 Responses to In memory and honor of Bonz

  1. Cescilee says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. Remember that YOU made his life the best it could be and YOU are his gaurdian angel as he is yours. God Bless you and your wounderful heart. He is watching over you….

  2. sandra says:

    a beautiful story, they love so much and sometimes we give so little, he knew you were the one who would give back. How wonderful for the both of you.

  3. Bree says:

    What a beautiful boy! I am so very sorry for your loss, but how lucky for him to have a human as kind as you to live out the rest of his days. Take comfort in knowing that you gave him your best.

  4. DANA OBRIEN says:

    i JUST LOST MY BEST FRIEND tOTO, A 6 YR. old Irish Wolfhound on monday. I know this bond you speak of.


    • beautifulpitbulls says:

      I’m sorry for your loss Dana.

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